Golf League Results for March 4 and 7
On March 4, 14 men of the LW Golf League braved a rainy morning at the David L. Baker Executive Golf Course in Fountain Valley. With plenty of water hazards and sand bunkers, Baker is a challenging if short golf course. Even with the wet initial conditions on tees, greens and fairways, eight of the players were at or under par, but there were only two birdies.
Allscoresarenet(grossminus handicap).AFlighthandicapsare 0-19, while B Flight are over 19.
A Flight: First place: Fujio Norihiro, a well-played 4 under 59; second: Dave LaCascia, a hard-earned 4 under 60, plus fewest putts; third: tie between Gary Stivers and Sam Choi, a nice 3 under 61; fourth: tie between Jim Goltra, Chris Lankford and Larry Hillhouse, 1 over 65. Hillhouse was closest to the pin on the 100-yard third hole.
B Flight: First place: Bill McKusky, a terrific 11 under 53, plus a birdie and fewest putts; second: Clay Fischer; third: Bob Munn.
The lengthy Willowick Golf Course in Santa Ana was challenged by11menoftheleagueon March 7. Willowick is a par-70, nearly 6,000-yard course that has no water hazards; however, there are tree-lined fairways, large sand traps and several 500-plus-yard par-5 holes. It was cold and damp at tee time, but as the morning wore on, the temperatures rose and the wind picked up. With decent playing conditions, six scores were at or under par, but there were only two birdies.
A Flight: First place: Choi, a well-played 5 under 65, plus fewest putts; second: McKusky, a very good 3 under 67, plus closest to the pin on the 130-yard 12th hole; third: tie between Stivers and Goltra, a hard-earned 2 under 68; fourth: Norihiro. Stivers and Goltra also had birdies.
B Flight: First place: Mike Looney, a very nice 3 under 67; second: Ron Jackson, a nice 1 under 69; third: Munn; fourth: tie between Fischer and Gene Vesely; fifth: Ron Sommer, plus closest to the pin on the fourth hole.
The Golf League plays at four local courses, all within 15-20 minutes of Leisure World. The courses the group plays are always full, so advance reservations are available via a sign-up sheet at each round.
There is a prize pool for each round that players are not obligated to enter. Rewards are given for low net and lowest number of putts in each flight, birdies, and closest to the pin on two par-3 holes. Holes-in-one and eagles (2 under par), although infrequent, are generously rewarded. If interested, contact Gary Stivers at (714)313-3697orDaveLaCascia at (801) 674-5975.